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m- & p-Xylene

Status: No national drinking water standard exists

 

Xylenes are solvents used in industrial and consumer products, such as cleaning agents and paint thinners. Xylenes cause nervous system damage and may harm developing fetuses.

2015:

FOUND

16

states detected

258

utilities detected

1.1 million

people served

Health concerns for m- & p-xylene

Harm to the brain and nervous system

Change to the central nervous system

Change to fetal growth and development

States reporting m- & p-xylene in drinking water

UTILITIES WITH CONTAMINATION
State UtilitiesPeople Served
Texas126378,432
Delaware3309,451
New Jersey21225,095
Missouri48103,079
Utah128,000
Arkansas1922,144
New York819,348
Maryland215,958
California615,461
Kansas810,745
Washington49,089
West Virginia32,383
Oklahoma31,686
Nevada41,662
Ohio1985
Pennsylvania195
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Utilities with the highest amounts of m- & p-xylene, 2015

ALL UTILITIES
LARGE UTILITIES
UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
Glendale Water Supply CorporationTrinity, TX1 of 324.1 ppb1,263
Whitt Water Supply CorporationWhitt, TX1 of 120.1 ppb115
Pond Creek*Pond Creek, OK1 of 117.9 ppb982
Manchester Water DistrictManchester, WA1 of 514.8 ppb8,148
Kingston Town Water UtilitiesKingston, NV1 of 112.0 ppb350
Bushland Water Supply CorporationBushland, TX1 of 110.7 ppb220
City of CleburneCleburne, TX3 of 910.5 ppb30,000
Calico Rock WaterworksCalico Rock, AR2 of 58.80 ppb1,840
Glen Gardner Water DepartmentGlen Gardner, NJ1 of 27.35 ppb1,902
City of Idalou*Idalou, TX3 of 137.17 ppb2,308
Fouke Water Supply CorporationMineola, TX3 of 67.12 ppb7,143
GrandinGrandin, MO2 of 24.95 ppb243
New Concord Water Supply CorporationTroup, TX1 of 14.51 ppb378
City of ReklawReklaw, TX1 of 14.29 ppb615
St. Marys SeminaryPerryville, MO1 of 13.64 ppb30
City of New SummerfieldNew Summerfield, TX4 of 43.12 ppb1,105
Star Mountain Water Supply CorporationWinona, TX1 of 22.69 ppb1,674
Stryker Lake Water Supply CorporationNew Summerfield, TX3 of 42.67 ppb870
Montello Water SystemElko, NV1 of 22.65 ppb287
Blevins WaterworksBlevins, AR1 of 12.36 ppb335
Seth Ward Water Supply CorporationPlainview, TX1 of 22.29 ppb1,600
Pine Valley Golf ClubPine Valley, NJ2 of 22.29 ppb27
Starlight EstatesMt Home, AR3 of 32.23 ppb42
Fishkill Village*Fishkill, NY2 of 22.22 ppb11,337
Frankfort Psd Wiley FordWiley Ford, WV1 of 12.09 ppb938
Baptist HomeIronton, MO1 of 11.98 ppb80
Marilee ElmontCelina, TX1 of 31.93 ppb1,671
Arkansas Health Center*Benton, AR3 of 31.91 ppb1,000
City of Emory*Emory, TX1 of 11.85 ppb2,952
City of Jacksonville*Jacksonville, TX2 of 81.85 ppb14,544

* This water utility supplies finished drinking water to at least one other water utility. The purchasing utility is not required to test for or report m- & p-Xylene, but it likely has the contaminant in its water supply.

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UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
City of CleburneCleburne, TX3 of 910.5 ppb30,000
Fishkill Village*Fishkill, NY2 of 22.22 ppb11,337
City of Jacksonville*Jacksonville, TX2 of 81.85 ppb14,544
Southern Utilities*Tyler, TX7 of 371.35 ppb59,154
Willingboro MUA*Willingboro, NJ4 of 51.29 ppb35,000
Lindale Rural WSCLindale, TX1 of 50.876 ppb12,315
Margate City Water DepartmentMargate, NJ4 of 40.625 ppb25,545
City of Mount Pleasant*Mount Pleasant, TX1 of 10.530 ppb16,113
Waterpro IncLehi, UT1 of 10.500 ppb28,000
BransonBranson, MO1 of 20.345 ppb11,880
JacksonJackson, MO1 of 20.325 ppb14,180
Callaway 2 Water District*Fulton, MO2 of 80.244 ppb13,080
Brigantine Water DepartmentBrigantine, NJ2 of 30.187 ppb14,450
Pennsville Twsp. Water Depart.Pennsville, NJ10 of 120.156 ppb13,500
Longport Water DepartmentLonport, NJ1 of 10.140 ppb10,777
Ventnor City Water & Sewer UtilityVentnor City, NJ2 of 40.0775 ppb22,150
Monroe Twp MUAWilliamstown, NJ4 of 1030.0487 ppb36,100
Bi County WSC 1*Pittsburg, TX1 of 150.0420 ppb10,806
Scotts Valley Water DistrictScotts Valley, CA1 of 330.0273 ppb10,509
Artesian Water Company*Newark, DE1 of 380.0134 ppb301,000

* This water utility supplies finished drinking water to at least one other water utility. The purchasing utility is not required to test for or report m- & p-Xylene, but it likely has the contaminant in its water supply.